It seems like people everywhere are reacting strongly to Chris Brown’s new tattoo, that is totally not a violent image of Rihanna’s face. We saw Twitter respond last week and Trent gave a shouts-out to new warning labels on Chris Brown CDs. Now a Toronto-based music blog called AUX has launched the ‘Brownout’ app, which removes all mention of Chris Brown from the internet. Hilariously enough, this site did the same thing a while ago for Nickleback, lmao. I can think of a few people who are dying to learn more… deets inside!
Here’s the announcement from AUX:
Never read about Chris Brown again with our CHRIS BROWNOUT browser plugin
With Chris Brown’s latest obnoxious stunt—getting a tattoo of what appeared to be Rihanna’s Chris-Brown-beaten face on his neck (even though he denies that it’s her)—it’s become clear that he remains impulsive and unapologetic and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. So, we here at AUX Labs took it upon ourselves to get rid of him.
We call it the Chris Brownout. And not unlike how we erased Nickelback with our Nickelblock plugin, you can now erase Chris Brown from the whole entire internet.
It’s currently only available for the Google Chrome browser, so if you need to grab that first, it’s here.
Then, simply head to the Chrome store and install. Enjoy the Brownout.
That Ish Cray, right?! Now most of the reactions that I read were positive. One reader called this ‘the greatest idea of the 21st century’ and another commented ‘will this app work on my little sisters iTunes? lawd please help me.‘ LMAO.
But some people felt it was unnecessary, arguing that we would now have to ban everything and everyone who we consider to be wrong on the internet.
I think this is a good point. I’ve said before that Chris Brown IMO isn’t the absolute worst. He’s an entertainer, but he’s not a dirty politician and he’s not a bad parent– those are the scary people who really have power in this world, lol. However, AUX is a music blog and as a music blog, they’ve taken it upon themselves to ‘ban’ musicians they deem abominable, and so I think this makes a lot of sense, even if the act is more tongue-in cheek than it is social or political (or maybe it isn’t…).
Anyway, I’d love to hear what you guys think! Is this a good idea or a complete waste of time? Does it single out one person with questionable behavior in an industry where there are so, so many? I’m not gonna front… kinda thinking about trying the app out for myself, lol. Who’s in?